LAST DAY OF THE YEAR 2016
Here we are at the last day of the year 2016! Running, crawling, laughing, fighting, juggling, we’ve made it huh! I have been thinking about writing a post summing up the year, reflecting upon the events, and ideas going forward. But how to go about it? Shall I begin by listing down and writing about the major events of 2016 that will move with us in 2017 such as Aleppo, Brexit, Demonetisation, Obama, Trump, to name a few. Or a personal ‘looking back’ post? Or may be a bucket list for 2107. I am confused and if I spend anymore time thinking about it, the post will find it’s birth place in the new year. The ideas are cramped up and waiting to unleash. Just like stranded passengers in the airports, just like the foggy London weather, my thoughts are all over the place. May be a post on kids, family, juggling, work, fitness, health regimes, travels or food? Here I go again. After a tough time, contemplating and rejecting, I have finally made up my mind.
A few gentle reminders 🙂
If you have been thinking for a while, now is the time to act: If you have any idea, just act on it because it comes with an expiry date.
In between all the things you do, take a moment for yourself: Loving yourself is not selfish. Know your worth. Be kind to yourself. Like me, If you live far away from your parents, make sure you see them at least once a year, pamper them and get pampered.
Stop the constant need for being at somebody’s case and relax: Pick up the socks, sit properly, pull up the cushions, in the laundry basket. Just stop for at least half a day.
Hold your kids tight and play with them: But what do I do with my temper? I guess it’s a totally different thing. I love my kids to bits.
Catch up with friends: Make time for meeting up with people you really want to meet.
Read more: Do read poems as well. Sharing one of my favourites.
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” – Mary Oliver.
Do what you always wanted to do: That one thing you always wanted to do. Do it. This includes saying ‘No’.
Ignore: Learn to ignore the unnecessary. And you know what I mean.
Guilt: To be honest, once in a while, you will feel it. It’s ok.
Acceptance: Accept the flaws. Accept your mistakes and correct them (Hard to believe but sometimes I make mistakes ;-)). And don’t accept anything or anyone demeaning you.
Wishing all of you a very happy and meaningful new year! Thank you for the love and support!